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(en) Canada, UCL, Collectif Emma Goldman, Death Plan: the destruction of the environment sold off for multinationals. (fr) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:59:50 +0200

While the Liberal government of Philippe Couillard password utilities with an ax, his minister of natural resources, Pierre Arcand, was reassuring for their friends multinationals. The public investment in projects of Death Plan will bel-and-well remain intact. Investors have asked Couillard could not refuse. As mentioned Arcand: "Investors are interested. They say: "We are interested, but if we invest, we must be able to have infrastructure" . The companies will give back a ridiculous percentage of their billion profit in royalties to the government. They also want that tax dollars are paying their facilities that will enable them to extract from the ground all that money. We all know / how all the circle is complete. It is the people who pay to decontaminate the sites abandoned once the project is completed. Thus Quebec is grappling with 698 abandoned sites for a bill of $ 1.2 billion. The government has no plans to eliminate this problem ... The reality is that does not resolve the situation by charging mining companies for their ecological disasters.

But rest assured, the government is all for the welfare of populations 'Nordic', as we recall again the sinister natural resources '' the government simply can not "abandon two-thirds of the territory of Quebec, "as did the governments in the past. "Northern people need" Plan Nord ' . That is surely well be that the First Nations were not consulted and that projects like Arnaud mine in Sept-Iles generate much discontent in the population.

Of course, all this is only ornament. The only words that come out of the mouths of politicians is to praise the Quebec mining potential and possible benefits for the state coffers. That is why the government created the Société du Plan Nord and the Northern Plan Fund, both dedicated to mining development. The rest, that is to say the well-being of people affected by this disaster is part of a speech to social acceptance looting of natural resources and the destruction of the Quebec environment by multinational financed with money citizen-ne-s. Besides the few jobs created for the local population, the jobs will go to engineering firms based in non regions 'Nordic' to borrow the words of Arcand disaster.

The austerity, but not for mining. Couillard The government will pay $ 20 million with the help of public funds to finance a feasibility study of the railway project between the Labrador Trough and Sept-Iles. He certainly does not want to remember that the Caisse de dépôt et placement and Canadian National had concluded that the project was not feasible during subsequent evaluation. The construction of the railway could cost up to $ 4 billion. Let's add to that the infrastructure paid for by public funds for mining, such as the route offered to Stornoway for the project of Fox mine (hundreds of millions). Height of insult is the retirement of employees in the public sector who will pay a portion of the funding for Stornoway to plunder the north. The Caisse de dépôt et placement, among other institution that manages public pension and QPP (1), helped to finance the project.

In response, other possibilities exist:

Passage of a text on the libertarian decay written by a fellow member of the Anarchist Federation in Rennes.

To read the entire text.

Each e-knows what would mean an attempt to decrease in current society, that is to say, a deeply unequal society: rising unemployment, increasing social inequality, recession, chaos ... without solving environmental problems. Restrictions on the most vulnerable, drastic measures damning the common people ... without reducing the luxury of the privileged classes.

Only a decrease in libertarian society can both enable the resolution of environmental problems and the emancipation of the human. That is to say, controlled by decreasing the population. The first feature is the location of the economy. It is not possible that every day, tens of thousands of tons of goods are transported over tens of thousands of kilometers; world trade will inevitably shrink. And it is absolutely not in the interest of multinationals to return to local or regional trade as they have, instead, encouraged the globalization of trade. Capitalism, as we know, can not be conceived as a large scale.

The only location of the economy that is sustainable is therefore one that would provide a generalized self-management of the company. Indeed, increasing production volumes is only interesting for private companies, as profits increase proportionally. Producing more is work more. Or half of what we produce is useless or harmful or dangerous. A population which has, generalized self-management, control of production, would have no incentive to maintain waste which is based on capitalism, no interest in producing agricultural products that arrive directly to the landfill, goods slightly durable, non-repairable, toxic products, gadgets, disposable or arms (which is the ultimate disposable).

Between work eight hours a day to alienate, intoxication and self-destruct, and work four hours a day to produce socially useful goods and to recreate solidarity, friendliness, no one should hesitate to choose the second solution. Bulimia property, consumerist frenzy in which we are immersed are a miserable mechanical compensatory our frustrations, our malaise.

1. Régie des rentes du Québec.

Meanwhile, the government sent the police to bludgeon the opponent es the Death Plan.

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